Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Friday, May 14, 2010

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 cup cold water
1 (4-serving size) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 (4 1/2-ounce) package ready-to-use crepes (10 crepes)
Powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups sliced or cut up fresh fruit, such as strawberries,
peaches, nectarines and/or kiwi fruit
White chocolate curls

BEAT sweetened condensed milk and water in large bowl with
electric mixer. Beat in pudding mix and cocoa powder. Fold in
whipped cream. Cover and chill 15 minutes.
PIPE or spoon a generous 1/3 cup filling into center of each crepe.
Roll up each crepe. Place on serving plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
SPOON fruit over crepes. Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.

Gail Borden patented the process for condensed milk
on this date, 1853

Yummy! When I was a boy, the Borden’s milk wagon came down our street to deliver milk, cream, and other goodies. The wagon was horse-drawn – and the horse had a straw hat with flowers on it, and an oat bag to snack on. She was a very smart horse; she knew just the speed to walk so that she and the milkman stayed in synch! We were allowed to feed her carrots, which the milkman kept. He had a metal carrying-basket that held 6 bottles – glass, with cardboard covers, which popped in the winter when they froze. The wagon has a wonderful picture of Elsie the Cow!

We always had Borden’s Condensed Milk in our house. It was wonderful on so many things. We put it on top of ice cream; spread it on hot toast on Saturday mornings; made icing with it. And I think that my mother used to crush aspirin in a spoon when we needed it and mix it with Condensed Milk to make it easy to take. Yum! Often, secretly, I would sneak to the fridge and eat it with a spoon. I wish the Cod Liver Oil we had to take every Saturday could have been sweetened with it!

Borden’s Condensed Milk is a metaphor. If the Deity you know is not as sweet and yummy and affirming and delicious and satisfying as BCM, you’ve wandered off the “straight and narrow” path. Even being redirected by such a yummy God is welcome!



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